Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Cochiti Elementary on Takeover List.

Byline: Andrea Schoellkopf Journal Staff Writer

The state's latest list of schools in need of improvement is an inaccurate reflection of Cochiti Elementary, its principal said.

Cochiti is expected to be among 26 schools notified by the state board today that they have two years to improve their performance or face a possible takeover.

"I feel sad that's an indictment against our students and our teachers that we don't deserve," principal June Reed said Wednesday. "We need better ways to measure our students and what they can do. The kids are great and the teachers are wonderful."

The state Board of Education's accountability committee recommended the list Wednesday. …

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